Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I covered synthetic division, long division, and factoring of polynomials with the student. I discussed strategies to increase his speed in solving problems, and we worked on refining his fundamentals by revealing the significance of certain steps in division."
"I enjoyed meeting the student tonight! He is a sweet little boy and full of potential. He is very smart, and we will work on focusing and keeping him on task so he is able to apply himself. Tonight, we worked on math and reading. We went over telling time on a regular clock and working on word problems related to telling time. We also completed his times tables for Tuesday. He completed them in 1 minute and only had 1 wrong! We then moved onto reading comprehension and worked through the test that he had previously taken as well as his homework that he said was due Thursday. I taught him to always read the questions before you read a story so he knows what to look for in the story. I can't wait until Thursday to work with him again. I plan on working both nights for 30 mins on math, and then the remaining time we will use on reading or any other homework he may have!!"
"I enjoyed meeting this student in our session this afternoon. She is covering infinite sequences and series in her calculus 2 course. We went over some lesson slides from the class, and also did a number of practice problems. The problems mainly concerned determining whether certain series converge or diverge, and we discussed a handful of tests for assessing this. We had a productive session, and she was feeling better about the material when we finished than when we began."
"I explained to the student the similarity between fractions and decimals. Using the number line, the student was asked to draw a line with arrows at each end to indicate the region where positive and negative decimals and fractions lie. He was able to do that successfully. Next, the student was shown how to convert decimals to fractions first with 1 decimal place, then 2 decimal places. He was able to solve 12 problems unassisted. The next lesson will address conversion of fractions to percentages."
"I finished working through the semester review with the student. I gave her many tips and strategies to help her be successful on the test. I think she will perform well if she pays close attention to detail and checks her work carefully."
"I gave the student percent problems, as she had asked for more practice. She had to redo the first one, got the second one correct, and quickly wrote down an answer for the third that was incorrect. I told her she needed to show her work and she redid the problem and got it correct. We then worked on the concept of multiplication and division by 10, 100, and 1000. She understands the concept but does not always apply it correctly. Then I had her work on conversions between fractions, decimals, and percent. She needed some prompting and encouragement, especially with simplifying fractions. She also had difficulty with converting .375 to 375/1000. We then reviewed the first word problem on the homework I left her to do. Lastly, we played a dueling fraction card game and she was able to beat me in changing from fractions to improper fractions."